The outgoing US President called for Section 230, which protects website publishers from liability for third-party content under US law, to be “immediately terminated” after claiming that Twitter was fabricating its trends to solely portray “negative stuff”.
The president’s outburst came as the term #diaperdon trended on Twitter. The term went viral as pictures were shared of the President sitting at a small desk during last night’s White House press conference.
“Twitter is sending out totally false “Trends” that have absolutely nothing to do with what is really trending in the world,” he wrote.
“They make it up, and only negative “stuff”. Same thing will happen to Twitter as is happening to @FoxNews daytime. Also, big Conservative discrimination!”
He added in a second tweet: “For purposes of National Security, Section 230 must be immediately terminated!!!”
I’m imagining the conversation that gave rise to this was something like Diaper Don screaming at Jared to explain why he can’t sue Twitter for a bad court thingy, and Jared then reading 25 books, aka googling, “why can’t I sue Twitter?” and reporting back that there was this Section 230 problem.
Also too, what in the hell is going on with this desk? Have they already loaded up the moving van with all the good stuff, or maybe sold it on Craigslist?
I notice the UK papers are all over this, while the Respectable Media in the US aren’t talking about it, even though #DiaperDon is the #1 trending hashtag in the world — a fact which the president of the United States considers to be a national security crisis.
Let me repeat that: The fact that #DiaperDon is the top trending hashtag on Twitter is considered a national security crisis by a man who has the authority to unilaterally order the launch of nuclear weapons.
People who are too young to remember these years, or are born later, are never going to be able to really understand what it was like. I mean I barely can and I’m actually here.